Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Beth (Arabella Weir), Eric (Alex Norton). Copyright: BBC
Two Doors Down

Two Doors Down

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2013 - 2021
  • 34 episodes (5 series)

Comedy focused on Latimer Crescent residents Eric and Beth Baird, plus their neighbours and immediate family. Stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson, Elaine C. Smith and more.

  • This series will continue at a later date

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Pilot, Episode 1 - Two Doors Down

Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Tony (Greg McHugh), Ian (Kevin Guthrie), Caroline (Daniela Nardini), Beth (Arabella Weir), Eric (Alex Norton), Cathy (Doon Mackichan), Colin (Jonathan Watson). Copyright: BBC
One-off comedy set in a chaotic New Year's party thrown by Eric and Beth Baird as they count down to the Hogmanay bells in traditional Scottish style.

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Further details

One-off comedy set in a chaotic New Year's party thrown by Eric and Beth Baird as they count down to the bells in traditional Scottish style with their two sons Ian and Angus, Beth's unpredictable sister Caroline and their Latimer Crescent neighbours.

Joining the Bairds' Hogmanay celebrations are aspirational friends Colin and Cathy; Norwegian neighbours Henning and Nina; Ian's exuberant and outgoing partner Tony; and teenager Sophie, who's been left home alone while her parents are away.

As friends and family gather, Eric and Beth hope the highlight of the night will be the return of their son, Angus who's currently serving in Iraq.

A lively evening is assured as drink flows, tempers fray, and Beth's legendary steak pie comes out of the oven.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 31st December 2013
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 3rd January 2014 2:30am BBC2
Monday 28th December 2015 9:00pm BBC2 Scot
Monday 28th December 2015 10:50pm BBC2
Sunday 31st December 2017 10:15pm Gold
Monday 1st January 2018 1:25am Gold
Sunday 29th December 2019 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 1st January 2020 10:55pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 27th December 2020 9:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Cast
Arabella Weir Beth
Alex Norton Eric
Doon Mackichan Cathy
Jonathan Watson Colin
Sharon Rooney Sophie
Guest cast
Kevin Guthrie Ian
Daniela Nardini Caroline
Greg McHugh Tony
Jefferson Hall Henning
Zoe Harrison Nina
James Young Angus
Jasmin Riggins Ashley
James Allenby-Kirk Gordy
Connor Curren Maitland
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Catherine Morshead Director
Justin Davies Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Kim Gaster Editor
Andy Harris Production Designer
Ian Masterson Composer

Video

Two Doors Down - Trailer

A comedy set at a chaotic, traditionally Scottish New Year's party.

Featuring: Alex Norton (Eric).

Press

Everyone weary of Hogmanay's forced merriment will relish this comedy. We're told that New Year celebrations are all about spending time with family and friends, raising a glass together and opening a shortbread tin in tipsy harmony. Rubbish! Has anyone ever actually spent a New Year like that? Mine are always soured by the memory of the year before when I made a list of saintly resolutions, long since trashed. I'm so bad at keeping them that I needn't make new ones; I'll just endlessly recycle last year's list and hate myself more each time.

So those for whom Hogmanay is about guilt, despair and plain old grumpiness will find a collection of kindred spirits here.

Almost every Scottish comedy actor you can name makes an appearance: Alex Norton, Daniela Nardini, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson, Sharon Rooney, a young James Allenby-Kirk and more.

The action takes place in a tidy suburban house as Eric and Beth prepare to host a Hogmanay party but things go wrong from the beginning, starting with the small matter of there being no crisps, and when the riotous family and friends descend things get worse still, ending in leaps from the bathroom window and Viking axe attacks.

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 28th December 2015

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